Sunday, March 11, 2012


Today we celebrate Carter! He is officially 11 years old. Today is his GOLDEN birthday. 11 years old on the 11th day of March. FUN! Where did the time go? I remember the day I gave birth to this sweet boy. He had a full head of jet black hair. I quickly called him my little Monchichi. He has brought us so much love and joy over the years. We are happy to call him our son. His birthday fell on a Sunday this year. While it might not be the most exciting day for an 11 year old boy, with church to attend, we did make it all about him. He was up at the crack of dawn(5:00 am) begging to open presents. I told him that it wasn't Christmas and he needed to go back to bed for a few more hours. He did, begrudgingly. Once it was a decent hour, he was up and ready to par-tay. When he woke up(in the daylight hours), he found his door wrapped and decorated with small trinkets/candy. Dad made cinnamon rolls for breakfast and then the unwrapping of the presents began.

We surprised Carter with an ipod touch. It has been on his list for about 2 years now. Instead of having a friend birthday party this year, we caved and bought him his ipod touch. I didn't want him to be disappointed with just one gift(he not knowing what it was). So, I wrapped his ipod in different sized boxes(about 10 times over). It was fun watching him open his present(s). He laughed a little harder as he unwrapped another box and another layer of paper.

They sang to him and the other birthdays this week in Primary(children's meeting at church). Our friend Gerald was able to capture the crazy birthday attire that accompanied that birthday song.

We ended his day with dinner and birthday cake. We hope his 11th year of life is filled with laughter and happiness! Happy Birthday, Carter.


Raejean said...

I'm glad he had a special day! I called one of my kids Monchichi when she was little too.